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Daily Archives: 22nd May 2020

Covid doubling rate now 13.3 days against 3.4 days pre-lockdown, says Centre

Emphasising the improved mortality rate, the ministry said the Covid-19 fatality rate has dropped from 3.13 per cent to 3.02 per cent, and the authorities involved in tackling the viral infection are concentrating on containment measures and clinical management of cases. India is currently in the fourth phase of the lockdown which was imposed on March 25 to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.

Sensex falls 260 points as rate cut, other RBI steps fail to cheer market

The central bank has reduced the repo rate by 40 basis points to 4 per cent, which seemed not enough to boost the market sentiments.

Maharashtra to take over 80 per cent beds in privte hospitals; caps costs

The government has also imposed ceilings on the treatment of around 270 procedures or surgeries for non-COVID cases, said an official from the health department.

UK arrivals could face fines for breaking quarantine

Under the plans, health officials would be able to carry out spot checks to check whether people were complying, the BBC reported.

PIA plane with over 100 onboard crashes in Karachi

"The plane PK 8303 with 99 passengers and eight crew members has crashed," The Express tribune quoted the spokesman as saying.

Bhima Koregaon: HC seeks NIA response on Navlakha’s plea

A single judge bench of the High Court presided over by Justice Anup Jairam Bhambani issued notice to the NIA and posted the matter for May 27.

Kerala reports highest single-day spike of 42 cases

Till Friday, a total of 732 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the southern state.

Tamil Nadu government allows plying of autos, cycle rickshaws from Saturday

In a statement issued here, the government said, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are allowed to ply in the state carrying only one passenger.

Mumbai-returned Kerala woman succumbs to Covid, buried as per protocol

Trissur:   A 75-year-old woman from Kerala, who had returned from Mumbai recently, died of coronavirus infection on Wednesday after which she was buried at a...

RBI unleashes more firepower; cuts lending rates; extends moratorium

Making the announcement through an online address, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the Monetary Policy Committee of the central bank in an unscheduled meet has reduced the key - repo - rate to 4 per cent from 4.40 per cent.

Actor Prithviraj, others return from Jordan after 50 days

The 58 member crew was stuck in Wadi Rum, a desert in Jordan, as they were shooting 'Aadujeevitham' based on the award winning eponymous Malayalam novel by Benyamin.

Pakistan: COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000

A total of 2,603 new cases and 50 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying.

Samsung launches its first outdoor TV ‘The Terrace’

According to the Verge, The Terrace QLED 4K Smart TV comes in 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch models. The 55-inch model is available at $3,455, the 65-inch is at $4,999, and the 75-inch display for $6,499.

RBI extends Rs 15,000 crore credit line to EXIM Bank

The announcement is part of the RBI's latest measures to help businesses and the economy tide over the coronavirus crisis.

Google Maps introduces wheelchair accessible places feature

When ‘Accessible Places' is switched on, a wheelchair icon would indicate an accessible entrance, and people would be able to see if a place has accessible seating, restrooms or parking.

UNICEF warns of dangers for migrant kids forcibly returned

Since early March, at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been returned from the US to Mexico and El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras despite serious protection risks in their communities of origin aggravated by COVID-19, reports Xinhua news agency.

With 6,088 cases India breaches its single day tally

On Thursday it reported 5,609 cases in 24-hours after breaching the 5,000 mark continuously for three days.

Facebook employees to face pay cut if they move to cheaper areas

In a virtual town hall meeting with his employees, Zuckerberg said that Facebook employees who choose to relocate from the Silicon Valley may see a change in their salaries.

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as US intelligence chief

Senators on Thursday voted 49-44 on Ratcliffe's nomination, largely along party lines, reports Xinhua news agency.

China’s Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 case

By Thursday, Hubei had seven confirmed COVID-19 cases, including one in severe condition and one in critical condition, Xinhua reported.

Minimum, maximum fare structure, SoPs for air travel set, says Puri

Detailing the plans to re-start domestic operations, he said the step has been taken under the special prevailing circumstances that have come about due to the pandemic.

Open Skies Treaty: US to pull out from arms control deal

The Open Skies Treaty came into force in 2002 and is designed to boost confidence and assure against attacks. But senior US officials said the country was withdrawing due to repeated Russian violations of its terms, the BBC reported.

Andhra to pay full salaries to government employees for May

The decision was taken by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at a review meeting.

Global COVID-19 cases top 5.1 million

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 5,101,967, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

No Covid screening needed for inter-district private travel in Karnataka

"There will be no health screening of passengers travelling by private vehicles across districts in Karnataka," Health and Family Welfare Services Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said.